The News

Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett

Starting Sept. 1, juveniles not attending class as mandated by law will no longer face stiff criminal penalties should they not comply with compulsory attendance, according to new legislation passed in Texas this summer.

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John Dal Santo with his grandson Jacob Davis (left) and Boy Scout Troop 601

Jacob Davis’ Eagle Scout project was more than just a chore for the 16-year-old Beaumont teen. He completed the wheelchair accessible planter’s box not only for Calder Woods residents to enjoy, but also in hopes of stimulating his grandfather’s memories of working in his garden when he lived at home.

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Dancers from Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio visited Calder Woods retirement community in Beaumont on Monday, July 27, to entertain residents. Resident Edith Lee, 99 (pictured), especially enjoyed the visit. Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio owner Ashley Landry-Breaux said the studio regularly visits retirement communities in the area. “This is something that we do,” Landry-Breaux said.

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Cameron Kaminsky

Statement from the Hamshire-Fannet Independent School District regarding the death of student Cameron Kaminsky:

"HFISD is saddened to learn of the tragedy that has occurred within our small, close-knit community.  Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families who have been affected by this sad incident. 

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A local man was injured while assisting an officer investigating a call reporting a disturbance at a Vidor apartment complex on Aug. 15. The man jumped in to help the law enforcer, who was struggling with a suspect he believed was physically abusing a woman inside the apartment, the Vidor Police Department reports.

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